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Dive Review of Reef Divers/Little Cayman Beach Resort] in
Cayman Islands/Little Cayman

April, 2007, an Instant Reader Report by Jerry Hobart, N.Y., USA
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Report Number 3287
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Grenada,Bahamas,Turks & Caicos, Coral Sea, Great Barrier Reef, French
Polynesia,Cozumel, Niagara River, Tobemory, Dominica, Florida Keys.
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, windy, dry  
calm, noCurrents  
Water Temp
78   to 79    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
100   to 150    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
If you had a computer( everybody did), you were asked not to go below 110
feet for 50-60 minutes depending on whether it was first dive( 50 min.) or
2nd or 3rd dive( 60 min.).  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
5 stars  
Shore Facilities  
5 stars  
Reef Divers does not have a rinse bucket on board for cameras, but does
have a fresh water hose and 2 tier camera table. Not having a rinse bucket
took time getting used to, but because of some of the huge professional
cameras that were on board, there was no way a rinse bucket would
accomodate the big cameras and strobes. However, there was a large fresh
water rinse tank on the boat dock when you exited the boat. Cameras were
always handed to you after getting in the water  and taken before climbing
back on the boat. Twice during the week there was a video professional on
board making a video of the dive for sale( $40. US) and he was more than
willing to offer photo advice if requested.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars   
5 stars    
Since Jan. 2007, I have been lucky enough to visit and dive all three
Cayman Islands. Based on my observations, The Little Cayman Beach Resort
and Reef Divers are the best of the lot. Also, the reefs on Little Cayman
are in much better shape than Grand Cayman( fewer divers, less hurricane
damage, and less algae), and turtles, rays, and fish are more abundant. The
physical plant( rooms, buildings, etc.) at Little Cayman Beach Resort is in
excellent shape and until you dive with Reef Divers on Little Cayman or
their sister shop on Cayman Brac you don't know the meaning of the
expression "valet diving". Once you arrive, the only equipment
you handle is your wetsuit, fins and mask. The first day gear is picked up
at your room and transported to the boat. Tanks are switched for you and
BC's and tanks are brought to you at the back of the boat just before
entering the water. At the end of the day, the boat is hosed down and left
on the Newton 46' over night. Also, I might add that this is the first day
boat I can remember that has a toilet that really works. Crew members Ron
and Sunny added just the right amount of experience( Ron) and youthful
exuberance( Sunny). Each day the divers got to choose the sites they wished
to visit and one morning two tank dive anybody could pay $25. extra to
crossover to Cayman Brac and dive the Russian Destroyer. Please be
forwarned that this is a very isolated Caribbean Island with a few cable
channels, a bar that closes at 11 PM, a pool and a hot tub. Bring a good
book for there is NO nightlife. I should also mention that the food at
Little Cayman Beach Resort(served buffet style) is very good and provides
enough variety for anyone( chicken, steak, pork, pasta,and plenty of 
fish). Also, the desserts are to die for. Since small airplane is the only
means of arrival, you will have to master the art of packing within a 70
lbs. limit( including carry-on which is weighed). Over weight bags get left
behind and will probably arrive one to two days late. The secret-- wear
bathing suit and t-shirts 24/7.
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